Born May 10, 1948 in Blossburg PA he was the son of Charles and Ada (Brown) Groover. Ken or Kenny, as most people knew him, married his wife Mary Slocum (or Susie as she has always been known) on July 3, 1970 and together they joined their families.
Ken grew up on the family farm in Ogdensburg, PA. Being one of seven children everyone had their fair share of work to do. Ken was a graduate of The Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in Machining. He retired from Schweizer Aircrafthttp://kenyonfuneralhome.com/uploads/images/Dad.jpg Corporation.
While he was a hardworking and talented Machinist, his true love and passion was being outdoors farming and hunting. Together Ken and Susie owned K & S Custom Butchering. Deer season was always incredibly busy which found several local folks dropping by to chat or help out. Since retirement he lived in Westfield with Susie who was his magnificent caregiver and their two dogs, Buddy and LadyBug.
His children (who remain) are grateful for his exceptional work ethic, which he has passed on to them. A man of few words, Ken was very proud of his children.
Duane and Sally Groover of Beaver Dams NY, Steven and Nancy McNett of Huntsville AL, Tammy and Chris Ruhf of Montrose PA, Kim and Louie Marzo of Osceola PA and Susan and Billy Van Pelt of Westfield PA. Ken has seven grandchildren and one grandpup; Khristina and DIllon Groover of Beaver Dams NY, Amber Halverson of Pensacola, FL, Cortney McNett of Huntsville AL, Cassie and Caleb Belcher of LeRaysville, PA, Kristyn Ruhf of Noxen, PA, Sierra and Kendra Marzo of Elkland, PA and Great Dane Grandpup Tank.
The family has been blessed with five spirited great grandchildren. Ken is survived by his siblings Chuck Groover of Ogdensburg, PA, Beverly Smith of Canton PA, Gerald Groover of Canton, PA, Marlene and Claude Christman of Blossburg, PA, and Wilma and Rick Blasz of Troy PA, his in-laws Carol and Pete Vandruff of Wellsville NY, Robert and Cindy Slocum of Wellsville NY and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded by his parents Charles and Ada Groover, loving sister Ida Gleckner and her husband Bob, sister-in-law Marylynn Groover, brother-in-law Bob Smith and grandson and Justin Ruhf.
By Ken’s wishes there will be a private burial service at the Ogdensburg Cemetery at a date to be determined by the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com.